Sean Hannity went after Jim Acosta for the second night in a row on Friday, targeting CNN’s White House correspondent for his claims that he was just as tough on former President Obama as he is on President Trump. The Fox News host aired a clip of Acosta speaking fondly of Obama, before bringing on the combative CNN reporter’s arch nemesis: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “I don’t think there has ever been a more hostile news media in the country than there has been to President Trump,” Hannity opened his interview with Sanders. Sanders agreed, arguing that media coverage of the administration is “one-sided” and ignores Trump’s achievements. The press secretary, who has been pilloried in recent weeks for her dishonesty at the White House podium, decided to take a swipe at Acosta for another comment he made in his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Acosta told Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Slams Jim Acosta For Bias, Mocks His Request For Interview: ‘Trump is Way Out of His League’"
In the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, Fox News personality Sean Hannity has called for authorities to police teens’ social media accounts but insisted that the shootings are not really “about guns.” Speaking on Premiere Radio Networks’The Sean Hannity Show on Friday, Hannity called for airport-style metal detectors and concealed carry security in every school to help keep kids safe. Then, after laying out his case for the need for screening to keep out weapons, he claimed it was not really about guns after all. “It’s not a gun issue. Every time it happens, the worse — it’s always a different gun,” he said in audio posted by Media Matters, before conceding that you “can’t let mentally ill people have guns.” Then, he proposed a novel plan to stop school shootings: monitor kids’ social media accounts. “Criminals don’t obey the laws by their very Continue reading "Sean Hannity Says School Shootings ‘Not a Gun Issue’: Authorities Need to Police ‘Every Kid’s Social Media Postings’"
Fox News’ Sean Hannity ripped CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta over his recent claims that he was just as tough on former President Barack Obama as he is on President Donald Trump. Acosta, who out of the entire press corps probably boasts the most contentious relationship with the White House, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night and said, “when I covered Barack Obama, I was just as tough on him.” Acosta pointed to a question he once asked the Obama administration about ISIS that apparently rankled the White House. Those comments didn’t satisfy Hannity, however, who mocked Acosta’s claims of balance. “CNN’s Fake News self-righteous cry-baby Jim Acosta, yes, the big liberal leftist will do anything for attention,” Hannity rhapsodized. “He went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, claimed that he was just as tough on Obama as he is on President Trump. Really?” In response Continue reading "Sean Hannity Rips CNN’s Jim Acosta For Claiming He Was Tough on Obama With Clip of Softball Question"
Executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcasting David Smith has met with Porter Berry, the executive producer of Hannity, in the last few months to gauge his interest in working for a new network that is looking to compete with Fox News, two people familiar with the meeting told Politico. Berry is apparently close with Sean Hannity personally, telling Bloomberg last year that he is “like an older brother” and “the nicest guy I’ve ever worked with.” Smith has also reportedly courted Sean Compton, a Tribune Media programming executive who is also close friends with Hannity; Greta Van Susteren, who left from Fox News back in 2016; and Jeanine Pirro, who once hollered for Hillary Clinton in the woods of Chappaqua, NY and who President Donald Trump loves watching. Smith’s plans for a cable news block to rival Fox News are contingent on Sinclair’s $3.9 Continue reading "Sinclair Reportedly Trying to Poach Key Hannity Players For Its Rival Network to Fox News"
On Monday night, Stephen Colbert ripped the close relationship between President Trump and Sean Hannity. Colbert began by comparing Trump and Hannity to being the Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King of “angry old white men” and there’s a new report from New York magazine that says they like to talk “before bedtime.” “‘Sean, what are you wearing?'” Colbert impersonated Trump. “‘I’m wearing nothing but a cheeseburger wrapper… I’ll never get the smell of onions off now.'” According to the report, Trump and the Fox News host chat about the “witch hunt,” media gossip, and “whose shows suck.” “I hope it’s me!” Colbert crossed his fingers. “I would love to be up there with ‘Low-Rated Morning Joe,‘ ‘Unfunny SNL,’ and Lyin’ Spongebob Squarepants.'” The Late Show host mentioned an excerpt from the piece that says on some days, Trump enters a room and Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Trump’s ‘Bedtime’ Chats with Sean Hannity: The Oprah and Gayle of ‘Angry Old White Men’"
Sean Hannity tonight ended his show with some ratings talk between him and Laura Ingraham. Hannity teased Laura Ingraham a bit over the Drudge Report featuring an article touting her ratings before talking about how well their network is doing overall. Laura Ingraham complimented Hannity on his show and then he said this:
“We’re really proud of you, congratulations. You know, we can’t do this without this audience. And thank God––you know, we lost three-quarters of Fox primetime, and we’re still killing it, we’re number one, thank God to this audience. And I mean that.”And indeed, a little over a year after Bill O’Reilly left Fox News, the network continues to dominate cable news ratings. Hannity––the only one left from that list of four (him, Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and Greta Van Susteren)––also said a bit self-deprecatingly he’s the “old man” but can also be Continue reading "Sean Hannity: ‘We Lost Three Quarters of Fox Primetime and We’re Still Killing It’ in the Ratings"
The View co-hosts mocked President Donald Trump Monday after reports that he calls Fox News host Sean Hannity nightly. Co-host Joy Behar chimed in, saying, “I wonder if [Russian President] Vladimir Putin knows. ‘Oh, my God. That’s his real boyfriend.'” “They go back and forth. Hey, you up?” Sara Haines quipped. “I mean, is there anything odd about this?” Goldberg asked. “He has a work wife, and his name is Sean Hannity,” Haines said. “I think it’s a work spouse.” Behar later stated that “the major leak” is really the president’s nightly calls with Hannity. “This is really the major leak. Think about it. The president is telling him, and then he is saying it on television. That’s the leak right there,” Behar said — despite the fact that there is no evidence whatsoever that the president has leaked any information about his administration to Hannity. Continue reading "WATCH: The View Cracks Up Over Relationship Between Trump and ‘Work Wife’ Sean Hannity"